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   CFP: ACM SIGIR 2000 Workshop On XML and Information Retrieval

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  • From: ayas@il.ibm.com
  • To: xml-dev@xml.org
  • Date: Tue, 9 May 2000 12:11:39 +0300

                        ACM SIGIR 2000 Workshop On
                       XML and Information Retrieval
                       Athens, Greece, July 28, 2000
                     Call for Papers and Participation

XML - the eXtensible Markup Language has recently emerged as a new standard
for data representation and exchange on the Internet. It has thus become
crucial to address the question of how can we efficiently query and search
large corpora of XML documents. To date,  most work on storing, indexing,
querying, and searching documents in XML has
stemmed from the database community's work on semi-structured data. An
alternative approach, which has received less attention to date, is to view
XML documents as a collection of text documents with additional tags and
relations between these tags. In this workshop, we will explore both
approaches and investigate the relationship
between IR and XML. Topics may include:

   - Extending IR technologies to search XML documents and integrating XML
     structure in IR indexing structures
   - Querying XML documents both on content and structure
   - Leveraging the semantics inherent to XML for the search process
   - Relationships between XML and other text encoding and metadata
   - Definition of standard DTDs/Schemas for IR tools such as search
     and clustering outputs

The goal of the workshop is to bring together researchers and practitioners
interested in XML and IR to discuss and define the most relevant topics in
the relation between these two technologies, present recent results,
propose future directions for research, and possibly standardization.

Activities will include invited talks, presentation sessions (accepted
submissions from candidate participants) demo sessions on XML tools (e.g.,
search engines, editors,  schema definition tools), and panel discussions.

Organizing Committee
IBM Research in Haifa:
     David Carmel carmel@il.ibm.com
     Yoelle Maarek yoelle@il.ibm.com
     Aya Soffer ayas@il.ibm.com
Program Committee
     Ricardo Baeza-Yates. Universidad de Chile, Chile
     Norbert Fuhr, Dortmund University, Germany
     Ron Sacks-Davis, RMIT, Australia
     Ross Wilkinson, CSIRO, Division of Mathematical and Information
     Science, Australia

Further information
Additional information is available at
Questions can be sent directly to any of the organizers above. Information
about the workshop venue and local arrangements (hotel reservation  etc.)
as well as the sponsoring conference can be found at

Submission Information:

Send by email to David Carmel-  email: carmel@il.ibm.com

For presentation: Short vita and position paper along with the intended
                  track (tutorial, research, demo, standards).
                  Length: no more than 2000 words  (HTML, Postscript, or
For participation only: Statement of interest, (no more than 500 words).

Important Dates:
Submissions: June 5, 00
Notification:  June 19, 00
Final Version: July 3, 00
SIGIR tech. program: July 24-27, 00
XML-IR Workshop: July 28, 00


David Carmel
Information Retrieval and Organization, IBM - HRL
E-mail: carmel@il.ibm.com
Phone: 972-4-8296223, Fax: 972-4-8296114
Address: IBM, Haifa Research Lab, Matam, Haifa 31905, Israel

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